Raised in southern California, Rhandi’s talents were discovered by Jackie Jenkins, his aunt an accomplished Gospel singer. At a young age she took Rhandi under her wing, developing his vocal skills in local Church choirs. In 1976, Rhandi performed at the National Baptist Convention under the direction of D.J Rogers. In 1981, Rhandi was hand buy his chilhood friend O’Bryan, who had just signed a record deal with Don Cornelius of Soul train, to sing back up vocals on his upcoming tour for the Capital Records Label. Since then, Rhandi has worked as a touring / studio lead vocalist, back up singer, percussionist and front man for a number of bands and artist.
On Stage Performing With
O’bryan, Natalie Cole, Cameo, Al Hudson & One Way, War, Peobo Bryson, Ray Parker Jr.,The Dazz band, The Deal, Ashford and Simpson, Patrice Rushen, Bobby Brown, Ice T., Shirley Ceaser, Andre Crouch, The Rev. Van Robinson, and more……
About Rhandi & Associates
In 2000, Rhandi & Associates came together to help a friend who had double booked a date in Tustin, Ca. The owner liked them so much, he hired the band to play at the club. Rhandi & Associates have become one of the most sought after bands on the Southern California circuit, providing the best in old school R&B, Smooth Jazz and Original Music.
2014 Rhandi James is currently The lead singer for the legendary R&B Funk band Son of "Slave".